Similar in color to the '05; reticent nose with red fruits.
Also lean, and the most tannic/least ready wine at this time. Unlike the '05, however, the underlying material here seems more substantial. You can definitely sense the tannins on the finish here. While I think both the '03 & '05 can be consumed with pleasure today, this wine still needs some time to harmonize.
I expected more fruit and body to this wine. Decanted for 1 hour. You taste a mix of earth, smoke, herbs and spices, but the fruit didn't shine. I have another bottle or two, and I will probably hold off on drinking them.
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